The Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed a Department of Natural Resources request to stop the wolf hunt that began this week on Monday, and runs through February 28th. A Jefferson County judge ruled last week that the DNR had to establish a wolf hunting and trapping season this month. The DNR appealed that … Continue reading Tweetstorm: Wisconsin Wolves
Two federal agencies this week took steps to increase hunting and trapping on several national preserves in Alaska and in the popular Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The new rules will support extreme measures to kill predators and their young in national preserves in Alaska. The proposed rule change would allow brown bear baiting in the … Continue reading Trump administration moves to ease rules for hunting bears and wolves on federal lands in Alaska
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Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners passed, with zero moral compass, their extended hunting and trapping seasons allowing even nursing mothers and newborn pups to be killed. All nine proposals were adopted. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, and spoke out against these barbaric new rules. Here are the results from the Idaho … Continue reading With Zero Moral Compass, Idaho Passes Nine Wolf Killing Proposals
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Prince of Wales wolf hunt closed by emergency order.
The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406), aka the "SHARE Act", is an irresponsible omnibus of pro-hunting and anti-environment regulations that, if passed, would open federal lands to trapping, prevent the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service from restricting the illegal ivory trade, allow hunters to import the bodies of polar bears killed as trophies in Canada, prevent the government from regulating the use of lead ammunition (the consumption of which by wildlife can result in illness and death), and force wildlife managers to consider hunting and trapping interests above all others.
The Tongass is one of the few old-growth temperate rainforests in the world and America’s largest national forest. Its towering stands of 700 year old trees provide vital habitat for bears, salmon, Sitka black-tailed deer, goshawks, and—importantly—the rare and dwindling Alexander Archipelago wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently found that, because of excessive old-growth logging, this unique subspecies of wolf may warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.